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Do We Really NEED a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator?

Wedding Planning Podcast

Release Date: 10/13/2021

BONUS WORKSHOP | Finalizing Your Wedding GUEST LIST show art BONUS WORKSHOP | Finalizing Your Wedding GUEST LIST

Wedding Planning Podcast

Need a little help decoding the complex, often frustrating process of creating your wedding GUEST LIST?  Finalizing who will actually receive a wedding invitation is a process that will likely take some time, revisions, cuts, and LOTS of patience. In this week's featured wedding planning meeting, we’re uncovering the KEY CHECKPOINTS to crafting a guest list that honors your wedding vision & budget, and reflects your top priorities. Once your general wedding budget and a venue are decided on, compiling a finalized guest list is the next key step in the early stages of planning out...

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Ask Me Anything >>> WEDDING VENUE CONTRACT ESSENTIALS | Week 2 Bonus Q&A show art Ask Me Anything >>> WEDDING VENUE CONTRACT ESSENTIALS | Week 2 Bonus Q&A

Wedding Planning Podcast

In today's 20 minute BONUS Q&A, we're reviewing 10 basic items to look for within your wedding venue contract.  This meeting is a follow up to our January 19th BONUS WORKSHOP on shopping for your dream wedding venue.  Missed it?  Be sure to go back & have a listen! Now of course, every couple, every wedding, and every planning scenario very unique - this conversation is meant to be a general guideline, and may not be all-inclusive depending on your situation.  BINGE-LISTEN ... to the entire 12-week Bonus Series when you sign up for a FREE 3-DAY TRIAL of my...

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Finding the Perfect WEDDING VENUE | Week 2 Bonus Workshop show art Finding the Perfect WEDDING VENUE | Week 2 Bonus Workshop

Wedding Planning Podcast

The pressure + hype behind discovering your dream WEDDING VENUE is very real.  In my professional opinion, your wedding venue is the most important strategic decision you'll make in the entire wedding planning process. Why is your venue such a big deal?  Multiple other wedding decisions are interdependent on the venue you choose.  Once you solidify the WHERE, your complete wedding day vision can really start to unfold.  Complicating the process, wedding venues literally come in all sizes, prices, and styles.  The possibilities are endless, so it’s key that we go into...

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Ask Me Anything >>> WEDDING BUDGET | Week 1 Bonus Q&A show art Ask Me Anything >>> WEDDING BUDGET | Week 1 Bonus Q&A

Wedding Planning Podcast

Today's BONUS WEDDING Q&A show is designed to show you exactly how to have all the wedding things that are most important to you, regardless of how much money you actually have in the bank.  Sounds pretty amazing, right??? Let's face it, you’re overwhelmed & struggling with your wedding budget if any one, two, or maybe even three of these sound familiar: If you get a pit in your stomach even thinking about your wedding budget (let alone talking about it).    If you’re constantly worried about how much everything is going to cost, and looking for ways to save as...

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Not Your Average WEDDING BUDGET Convo | Week 1 Bonus Workshop show art Not Your Average WEDDING BUDGET Convo | Week 1 Bonus Workshop

Wedding Planning Podcast

Today's workshop-style BONUS MEETING is designed to magically make possible all the wedding things that are most important to you, regardless of how much money you have in the budget.  Sounds amazing, right??? Welcome to Week ONE of the "12 Weeks of Engagement Season" BONUS SERIES from the Wedding Planning Podcast! Nope, this is not your average wedding budget conversation.  There are no percentage breakdowns on how much you "should" spend on what, no "average cost" conversations, and absolutely no judgement if you want to spend $500 on your wedding, and $10,000 on your...

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The ALL NEW WAY to Plan Your Wedding show art The ALL NEW WAY to Plan Your Wedding

Wedding Planning Podcast

Join thousands of INTENTIONAL + JOYFUL engaged couples who know that the wedding celebration of their dreams is possible ... even if right now, planning an entire wedding feels a *little bit* overwhelming! Be sure to hit FOLLOW wherever you listen, and each Wednesday you'll enjoy a FREE, down-to-earth, straight-to-the-point wedding planning "meeting" where we explore everything from: Hidden TIME + MONEY + STRESS savers, Decoding the complex process of researching + hiring your team of IDEAL VENDORS, Identifying + incorporating your top VALUES into your celebration, Muting the noise +...

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Be the BOSS of Your Wedding Budget show art Be the BOSS of Your Wedding Budget

Wedding Planning Podcast

You want to host THE MOST meaningful, fun, unforgettable wedding that any of your friends & family have ever been to.  Simple enough, right? Riiiiight.  The trouble is, sometimes our "champagne dreams" really clash with our beer budget.  Most couples don’t have a 6-figure wedding budget, can’t afford to hand over a blank checkbook to a full service event planner, and are faced to make really difficult sacrifices and swaps throughout their engagement. Today we’re going to walk through a detailed conversation that will show you exactly how to get everything you want most...

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Your ULTIMATE Engagement Checklist  show art Your ULTIMATE Engagement Checklist

Wedding Planning Podcast

Today we’re going to review your Ultimate Engagement Checklist, packed with 12 super fun “must do’s” to launch into your wedding planning journey! I mention lots of links to more info and past show titles / dates in today’s convo, and I put together a complete wrap up of everything in Want to automatically receive these recaps via email each week so you have everything on-demand, at your fingertips?  Simply enter your name & email address in the box at the top of today’s post:  The days & weeks after saying "YES!" are a whirlwind of fun & excitement. ...

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DIY Wedding Favor DIY Wedding Favor "How To" | Custom Color Gourmet Pretzel Sticks

Wedding Planning Podcast

Delicious & beautiful wedding favors for just $0.50 each???  Yes, please! Today we're hitting the road for a quick shopping trip and meeting in my kitchen for a really fun, affordable & easy wedding DIY project. At the end of today's show, you'll know exactly how to make professional-quality, hand dipped gourmet pretzel sticks to share with your wedding guests, at your bridal shower, or to tuck into thank you gift boxes. Not a "DIY"-type?  Forward this episode to your friends & family who are helping you with the wedding - it's the PERFECT project to delegate! For a...

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An Unforgettable REHEARSAL DINNER  show art An Unforgettable REHEARSAL DINNER

Wedding Planning Podcast

You’ve done months (maybe even YEARS) of wedding planning & preparation, and the big day is finally almost here! Last stop?  Rehearsal dinner. This week we’re reviewing everything you need to know for planning & hosting this extra special night with your family & friends. We cover everything from the ceremony rehearsal itself to practical tips for hosting your loved ones afterwards. DETAILED BLOG POST HERE --> Naturally, I have a ton of creative alternatives to taking 50 of your closest friends & family out to eat at a nice restaurant ($$$).  Beyond just...

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This week on the Wedding Planning Podcast, we're going to sort out some misconceptions and FAQ's about wedding planners and day of coordinators.

BONUS >>> Join me inside my digital wedding planning package, The VAULT for a special bonus meeting on training a friend or family member to act as your Day Of Coordinator.  Sign up for your FREE 3-DAY TRIAL here!

Our goal today is to get really clear on the difference between a wedding planner and a day-of coordinator, and to determine whether or not you really need to hire a professional to help you with your wedding plans.

When I got married, I wasted a lot of time researching and interviewing planners before I realized that A.) I didn’t HAVE to hire anyone, and B.) John and I had all the tools we needed to plan OUR perfect wedding day.

And side note, shocker - obviously, none of the wedding planners I interviewed ever mentioned to me, hey by the way, did you know that you could actually just do this on your own?  

Thankfully I came around to that, but it took lots of wasted effort and stress to get there.

Flash forward to today - I literally created the Wedding Planning Podcast so that any engaged couple could tune in and use the episodes and the tools we review in the weekly shows to plan their own wedding - no professional or pricey wedding planner required. 

Spoiler alert before we even dive in - I definitely DO NOT think you have to spend thousands of dollars to hire a professional wedding planner! 

Some alternatives?  Try checking out the sites we mentioned in today's show, including your local Craigslist postings, Thumbtack.com taskrabbit.com and fiverr.com

I also know that there are countless wonderful wedding planning professionals out there, and for some couples it’s a really smart investment … and we’ll get into all of that that much more in today’s show.

Blog post for today's show, AND free "Day Of" Checklist here!

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